Skip to content


An Afrofuturist School Program Empowers Children to Envision the Future

Futurism is a powerful tool to share with kids—equipping them to think about the world they want to live in when they grow up, challenging them to make it better. Today on the blog, …

Historic Sotterley is Finding Common Ground

After a reinterpretation process, Historic Sotterley now tells the stories of all the people who lived o…

At The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation the Play’s the Thing

With its museum theater program, The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation cultivates creativity in interpretation without compromi…

Science North’s Secret Sauce

Science North’s recipe for success creating objec…

Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center has a More Visceral Experience

Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center is preserving survivor oral histories for generations to come by using hologram and virtual reality …

A Counterpoint to “Witch Kitsch”: Peabody Essex Museum’s New Salem Witch Trials Walking Tour

At 11:58 am, my finger hovered above the record button. I had set out on a hot August day to capture the noon bell chimes of the Immaculate Conception Church in downtown Salem, …

Get Your Geek On! How Museums Can Host Mission-Driven Community Conventions

Did you know that a freight elevator can just barely fit a life-size Tyrannosaurus rex puppet? We happened to learn this while getting ready for the Geek Con, an annual event held by the …

Blues on the Block: Connecting Communities through Live Music, Rhythm, and Public Health

  The National Blues Museum was one of ninety-one museums, libraries, and cultural or tribal organizations that leveraged their position as trusted community partners to help bolster …

How Are Museums Celebrating Juneteenth This Year?

As of 2021, the United States has a new federal holiday: Juneteenth. In the years since June 19, 1865—when Union troops arrived in Galveston Bay, Texas, to enforce the Emancipation …

What University Museum Educators Have Learned from the Pandemic

In this series of posts, EdCom’s Trends Committee is taking a deeper look at emerging phenomena identified in the 2021 edition of TrendsWatch from the Center for the Future of Museums. In …

Tearing Down Barriers

With “SubSpace,” the Museum of Science, Boston is creating a more inclusive environment by pushing the boundaries of theater, technolog…
Show more stories in this category

Upcoming Events

Courier Training Workshop

Event Date:
Presented by: Association of Registrars and Collections Specialists (ARCS)
Portland, OR
View All Events

Latest Stories from AAM

Appropriations, Charitable Giving, Funding Opportunities, Invite Congress

Category: Advocacy Alert
Advocacy Alert – June 9, 2023 In this Alliance Advocacy Alert: Appropriations Update: Act Now to Speak Up for Museums! Ask Your Legislators: Co-sponsor the Charitable Act (H.R. 3435 / …

#AAM2023 Keynote: Gregg Deal

Category: Annual Meeting
Gregg Deal (Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe) took the stage as the 2023 AAM Annual Meeting & MuseumExpo keynote speaker. Deal is a multi-disciplinary artist, activist, and “disruptor.” His …

Empathy Interviews: A Tool for Museums to Understand the Feelings and Experiences of Others

Category: Alliance Blog
Imagine sitting down with local community members and hearing stories about the places they feel they can show up as their most authentic selves, or where and how they have learned …

Subscribe to Field Notes!

Packed with stories and insights for museum people, Field Notes is delivered to your inbox every Monday. Once you've completed the form below, confirm your subscription in the email sent to you.

If you are a current AAM member, please sign-up using the email address associated with your account.

Are you a museum professional?

Are you a current AAM member?

Success! Now check your email to confirm your subscription, and please add to your safe sender list.